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Biophilia: Does Visual Contact with Nature Impact on Health and Wellbeing?

Concludes that an environment devoid of Nature may have a negative effect; with a potentially undesirable impact on health or quality of life. The problem is partly due to the visual absence of plants, and may be ameliorated by adding elements of Nature, e.g., by creating parks, by offering a view through windows, and by potted plants. The conclusion is based on an evaluation of some fifty relevant empirical studies.

Author: Bjørn Grinde and Grete Grindal Patil
Published date: 31/08/2009
Research type: Report


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